Using our talents and technology to address social injustice
The role of business in society is changing. As responsible business leaders, we have an obligation to lead and use the power of our people and business to help build a more secure and equitable society.
In June 2020, PwC US Chair and Senior Partner Tim Ryan shared six actions PwC would take to stand up against racism, bias and discrimination. As part of that, we launched Skills for Society, a pro bono program that leverages our greatest asset -- our people’s talent -- to solve one of the greatest problems our nation faces: social injustice.
Through Skills for Society, we’re giving our people paid time to use the skills and experience they bring to client work to help nonprofits and educational institutions digitally transform and tackle operational challenges in order to help effectively address injustice. Systemic injustice is one of the greatest challenges of our time, as such we are focused on working with organizations on equity and access in education, healthcare, economic empowerment, public safety, civic engagement and climate.
Some of the ways our people are using their skills to help address injustice at scale include:
Our people are drawn to difficult questions. Our culture values working with people from diverse backgrounds to solve important problems. In FY19, thousands of our people worked on a pro bono project or served on a nonprofit board. These are some of the people applying their talents to society’s toughest challenges.